Scrumptious dosa, sweet paaks, amazing architecture and rich history—find all of these at Mysore, the famed city in Karnataka that pleases the great appetites of food, history and adventure. In case you are planning a trip to Mysore, here are the eight best spots to explore the city closely.
1. Mysore Palace - Image SourceAlmost a synonym with the city of Mysore, this palace dates back to the year 1897 but saw a revamp in 1912. The palace exhibits a mix of Gothic, Hindu, Rajputana and Islamic styles structurally.
Opening/Closing Timings - 10 am to 5 :30 pm. Website- http://www.mysorepalace.gov.in/ Entry Fee- Rs. 40/adult Rs. 20/person from 10 to 18 Years Rs. 10/student Rs. 200/ foreign tourist
2. Chamundi Hills -
Opening/Closing Timings - 6 am and 9 pm. Website- http://chamundeshwaritemple.kar.nic.in/ Entry Fee- Free
3. Mysore Zoo -Image SourceDating back to 1892, the Zoo ranks as one of the oldest in India. It houses both Indian as well as exotic animals; spread over a huge 250 acre area. You will be able to foresee different varieties of animals over here like monkeys, elephants, lion, cats etc.
The zoo is open from 8: 30 am to 5 :30 pm. Website- http://mysorezoo.info/ Entry Fee- Rs. 25
4. Brindavan Gardens -
It remains open from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm. Website- http://www.horticulture.kar.nic.in/brindavan.htm Entry Fee- Rs. 15/ adult Rs. 5/ child
5. Yoganarasimha Swamy Temple -
Open till 5pm Website-Not found Entry Fee-Free
6. St. Philomena’s Church -
Open from 5:00 am to 6:00pm and well connected by road from all parts of the city. Website- http://www.philomena.org/mysore.asp Entry Fee-Free
7. Mysore Railway Museum -
Visit it from 9 :30 am to 6 :00 pm. Website- http://www.karnataka.com/mysore/railway-museum/ Entry Fee- Rs. 15/person
8. Pakshi Kashi —
The timings are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and you can take a bus or drive to the spot from Mysore by a bus or hiring a cab. Website- http://www.mysore.nic.in/tourism_ranganatittu_bird_sanctuary.htm Entry Fee- Rs. 50/person for Indian nationality Rs. 200/person foreign nationality
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Now that you know the ins and outs of touring to Mysore, all you need to do is to plan an itinerary and simply gear up to let your hair down for fun with your loved ones.